Google will keep employees working remotely until July 2021

Google had previously announced plans to reopen some offices for a limited number of employees starting on July 6th, but it made the return to physical offices optional. Pichai made the decision to establish a more specific time frame for remote working in part to give Google employees with families more certainty about how long […]

Coursera to allow remote working till January 2022, offers $1,000 allowance for ‘office setup’

Online learning platform Coursera will allow its employees to opt for remote working till January 1, 2022. Additionally, employees will also receive $1,000 (Rs 73,500 approximately) or the local equivalent in the UK, India, Canada, Bulgaria, and the UAE to create a productive home environment.

Hate working from home? Here’s how to make it better

“Turn your brain off. Sometimes to be creative you need to stop thinking about what you are supposed to be working on,” said Glickman. “Building those breaks into your schedule where you actually do something other than work — you can do that during the day now.”

Coronavirus pandemic: Working virtually? Swap skyrises for ocean views, says Bermuda

After imposing a strict lockdown at the start of its outbreak, the self-governing British overseas territory of some 64,000 managed to contain infections. It registered just six cases in the last two weeks and ranks sixth in the world in testing per capita according to Worldometer. As such, life has been able to return mostly […]

Return to work is too late to save city centres, says British Retail Consortium

Mark Cahill, ManpowerGroup UK’s managing director, said: “The headline number illustrates just how tough the labour market is currently. This is still the second weakest outlook we’ve seen since 1992. But the four-point national increase from last quarter, along with a positive trend in several key sectors, is cause for some cautious optimism.

Remote learning is costing parents a fortune

Even though he plans to oversee the learning at home himself, Andino said he has invested $1,300 in new equipment and supplies to replicate what his daughter would have in a first grade classroom. He got her a new desk and a semester’s worth of markers, crayons, scissors and other materials, as well as an […]

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Doesn’t See ‘Any Positives’ in Working from Home

“No. I don’t see any positives,” Hastings said when asked about the benefits of working from home. “Not being able to get together in person, particularly internationally, is a pure negative. I’ve been super impressed at people’s sacrifices.” He added that remote work makes “debating ideas” harder to do.

Preparing for the future of work

Time to level up your techTo eliminate these problems, companies must create secure workspaces on devices and provide secure connectivity. Part of creating a secure workspace involves enabling IT to quickly deploy and enforce polices across devices and applications. For example, as Zoom continued to improve security capabilities during the early days of the pandemic, […]

Working parents face backlash

Speaking of working parents…with some schools going fully remote, some bringing kids back into the classroom and some offering a mixture of both, many parents are being forced to piece together a learning plan for their kids — and it’s proving to be very expensive.

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scottish people to ‘work from home’ – setting her on major collision course with Boris Johnson’s ‘back to the office’ message AGAIN

‘But I am also acutely aware that if we lose the battle to keep Covid under control then that’s not good for the economy because we end up going back and having to put parts of our economy back into lockdowns.’